Chapter 12, Section E:|
VIN Inspector Certification
Revised December 7, 2011
The Dealers Bureau offers Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Inspector certification and re-certification classes in Albuquerque.
Classes are provided for employees of New Mexico motor vehicle dealers and title service companies, tow companies and auto recyclers, as well as for MVD employees and agents (including county, municipal and private retail offices).
Certification to conduct Level 1 and Level 2 vehicle identification number (VIN) inspections requires completion of a full 8-hour certification class. The class teaches the complete VIN program. A test is given and individuals must pass with a grade of 90 or better in order to obtain VIN credentials.
Every two years, a VIN inspector must take a 4 hour class to be re-certified. This class provides updated information to inspectors. Credentials are updated with a new expiration date. It is the responsibility of the VIN inspector to know when his or her VIN credentials expire and to contact the Dealers Bureau to register for an upcoming class.
Effective January 1, 2007, VIN credentials may no longer be extended pending recertification.
The next scheduled VIN Inspector Class can be found, with registration requirements, on the TRD-MVD Internet at http://www.tax.state.nm.us/mvd/vinclass.htm . This site is updated on a regular basis.